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Kelowna man was in denial after $500,000 lottery win

Lorne Hradecki had a tough time believing he actually won $500,000.
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A Kelowna man had a tough time believing he won $500,000 playing the lottery.

After realizing the numbers on his Lotto 6/49 ticket matched those in the Extra draw, Lorne Hradecki spent 24 hours in denial, according to a media release from the B.C. Lottery Corporation.

“I thought, ‘that can’t be right,’” he said in the release. “I went through the whole day in disbelief.”

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Hradecki bought the winning ticket at Your Independent Grocer on Gordon Drive in Kelowna. When he realized it was a winner the first person he told was a friend.

“I took a screenshot when I got home from work to show my friend and he thought I was messing with him. I also told my uncle — he believed me and offered some practical advice.”

He's planning to purchase a new vehicle and enjoy a vacation or two with his winnings.

Winning so much money made Hradecki feel fantastic and relieved.


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